If you read my previous post, you would know that I am a virtual health + wellness coach! One of the things I love about this job is that all of the work is done anywhere I can find Wi-Fi. The only downside is that for the first 10 days in our new house, we did not have Wi-Fi which meant I had to be a little creative with my coach hours.
Before having Esther, I always imagined I would be a stay-at-home mama. Now being 17.5 months into this motherhood journey, I know that this stay-at-home mama dream of mine will look different than I thought and I also know that what I want that dream to look like is different too.
So, here’s what a typical week looks like:
- 5:30am-7:00am: This is when I do my devotions, workout, gratitude and goal-setting (this is the same every morning)
- 9:00am-5:00pm at the Daycare (I am the Office Administrator)
- 6:00pm: all the coaches on my team have a conference call and our top coach does some kind of training for us
- before bed: 10 – 15 minutes of personal development (I also do this everyday)
- Between 9:00am-5:00pm on Tuesdays, I tend to alternate between a little cleaning and a little coaching. I like to do a lot of my prep on this day because the more work I get done on Tuesday, the less I have to do the rest of the week.
- If I am getting together with anyone I try to schedule it on Tuesday’s because Esther is at daycare and it’s easier to get myself out the door when it’s just me.
- This day looks basically like Monday’s, however, instead of a set hour for coaching in the evening I try to squeeze in a few posts on Instagram or a few invites to my upcoming bootcamps.
- 7:30pm-9:30pm: This year, Matt and I are committing to being more regular attendees of the Young Adults Life Group. God was really pressing on my heart this summer that, while we are very involved in our church, we haven’t been very plugged in this year.
- Thursday’s are one of my favorite days because I host a Moms + Tots group in the morning.
- After Moms group, I typically have to rush home to get Esther down for a nap and then I spend about 2.5-3 hours pouring into my tribe.
- 9:00am-12:00pm at the Daycare
- 12:00pm-4:00pm: this time is often set aside for future planning. I like to spend some time sitting with the Lord and planning out my social media and how I can add value to my followers. One of the things I want to work on going forward is getting back to writing. That will probably happen on Friday’s.
- Friday nights are specifically reserved for J12 (our church’s preteen ministry). This is another one of my favorite things on the calendar and I look forward to it every week.
Saturday’s are for cleaning, resting, and spending time together as a family. I also love to meal plan on Saturdays and we used to do the grocery shopping in the evening but I think we will be trying to do that on Tuesdays instead.
Sunday’s are for church and naps. We call it our Sabbath day of rest. Essentially this means that we do no work after church and take the day to be intentional with our time together. Depending on the weather, we also try to get out for a family date!
Why did I just share my whole schedule with you?
One of the most common responses I get is that people are too busy to add in a fitness program or to coach. I know that some seasons are busier than others. However, I believe that if you really want something, you make the time for it. Working from home often looks like a creative juggling act as I try to be present with my family and get everything on my to-do list done. I shared my schedule with you to show you that it is possible to fit in time for you. It is also incredibly important to note that when your schedule is as full as this one, you need to carve out time for you. That 1.5 hour block every morning is crucial for me to be able to do everything else I love to do during the day.
What I hope you’ll also see is that I allowed everything in my schedule to be there. When I feel overwhelmed, it’s usually because I’ve said yes to too many things. Spending intentional time with Jesus every morning also helps me stay in communication with Him so that I don’t say yes to things He never intended for me to commit to.
I hope you enjoyed this post and, as always, if you have any questions feel free to comment below or send me an email at [email protected]!
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